Benjamin “Mutt” Franklin Myers, 76, husband of Dorothy McLeod Myers, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.. Born in Lee County on August 13, 1934, he was the son of the late Mary Myers.
At an early age he accepted Christ as his Savior and joined Unionville AME Church. He also worshipped at Clark’s United Methodist Church. He attended the public schools of Lee County, and relocated to Brooklyn, NY in 1955. He was employed for the New York Mets Baseball for forty four years as a ground crewman and thirty five years for New York Transit Authority. He retired in 2005.
Ben was a hard worker who believed in taking care of his family. A passionate, quite man who loved to sing, work on cars, enjoyed fishing, sharing jokes and spending time with his family.
He was first married to the late Evelyn Singletary. This union was blessed with six children, Leo (Priscilla) of Georgia, Glen (Nancy) of Boston, Ben (LeNor), Marilyn (Conrad), Margaret and Kelvin all of Brooklyn, N. Y. He later married Dorothy McLeod, from that union, one son, Garrett (Arlene) was born. He also shared in the life of his step children, Virginia, Robert and Isaac McLeod, all of Sumter.
In addition to his wife and children, his memories will be cherished by one brother, Frank Myers of Columbia; twenty two grand children; six great grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and family friends.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p. m., Friday, March 25, 2011 from the Clark’s United Methodist Church, Oswego Highway, Sumter with the Reverend Bobby Shaw, pastor, Rev. Robert Myers, pastor of Second Mount Calvary Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, eulogist.
The Family will receive friends at the home 740 Boulevard Road, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the Church at 2:00 p. m.
The procession will leave from the family home at 2:20 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will family and friends.
Burial will be in the Clark’s United Methodist Church Yard Cemetery, Sumter.